The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

  Story: C- Narration: B Quick Review: I’ve seen enough reviews of this one to know that I’m definitely the odd woman out in my experience with this book but it failed to engage me for multiple reasons. The narration was fine but didn’t elevate the story enough to overcome my plot, character, and stylistic […]

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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud

Story: B+ Narration: A- Quick Review: An entire novel spent in the head of a woman who describes herself as “the woman upstairs” (single, childless, never making a fuss and somewhat resentful that she set aside her dream of being an artist in order to please her mother) might not be everyone’s idea of a […]

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Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Story: A- Narration: C Quick Review: An excellent story with a new twist on werewolf/vampire origins, vibrant characters, intriguing world-building, and very good pacing make this a highly recommended read. The narration, however, was something of a challenge for me. My Thoughts: I enjoyed this story immensely; so much so that I ended up buying […]

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Never Seduce a Scot by Maya Banks

  Story: B+ Narration: A- Once Upon a Time…: There was a little girl who liked to be told stories that transported her to another world… and every now and again I find an audiobook that reminds of that joy I felt as a child at being read to. The fact that this audiobook was […]

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A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry

Story: B Narration: B Quick Review: An enjoyable listen, this one is a slow scraping away of layer after layer of one man’s life in search of the reason he died. The location is well-drawn and atmospheric, the characters are interesting and multi-dimensional, and the narration – which I found enjoyable – has aspects that […]

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